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Did you know that your mouth has millions of bacteria that can promote tooth decay and gum disease unless it is removed daily? Brushing your teeth and flossing are excellent for ridding yourself of bacterial plaque on your teeth and around the gumline, but were you aware that your tongue can actually harbor bacteria? Well, it’s true, and it’s not uncommon.

To address bacteria buildup on the tongue, there are tongue scrapers that can protect your smile and your oral health. Let’s take a look at why there are such things as tongue scrapers on the market today!

— Tongue scrapers can actually help you avoid bad breath. That’s right, if you remove the bacteria that like to gather on your tongue with a scraper, you will literally be freshening your breath.

— Tongue scrapers can help you taste the full flavors of your food. How is that? Mucus and other material can collect on the tongue, blocking your taste buds from doing their job. The result? You can’t fully taste your food. When you scrape this oral residue away your taste buds will be fully functioning without the blockage.

— Tongue scrapers can improve not only your oral health but your overall health as well. As you remove bacterial debris on the tongue daily, your body won’t absorb the toxins and your teeth will be free from the germs that contribute to decay. Not only that, but scraping your tongue boosts your immune system while preventing gum disease, harmful plaque buildup, and tooth decay.

If you would like more information about tongue scrapers or to schedule a visit with Dr. Gorelik, please don’t hesitate to call 704-553-1627 and keep your smile fresh in Charlotte, North Carolina!